An Emotional Pilgrimage

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 (cont’d) 2017 was challenging for me, to say the very least. Not only did my Granny pass away at the ripe old age of 96 years old, after a long battle with illness, but a dear friend from church was murdered in cold blood…senselessly, carelessly, confusingly. It’s something that I’ve spentContinue reading “An Emotional Pilgrimage”

An American in Paris: Day 2

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 Travel Journal Continued… “I woke up way too late today. Jet lag hit me harder than I was hoping. I slept till almost 10am and the whole morning was wasted. However…I feel very well rested, so maybe it was for the best. Paris weather is a lot like Florida’s. It can’tContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 2”

An American in Paris: Day 1

Ok, now you know how I made it to Paris. Friday, December 29th, 2017 But I’ll bet you’re wondering what I got up to when I finally made it over there. Before I even left for Paris, I created a very tentative list of things I wanted to do, along with a vague outline ofContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 1”

Bon Appétit…Literally!!

One year ago, almost to the day, I gave up weighing myself. It was as much a gift to my mind as it was to my body. Contrary to what you might think, the devil does not live in the details. He lives in the numbers! Especially when it comes to a woman’s weight. AndContinue reading “Bon Appétit…Literally!!”

Money Matters: How I got to Paris

Up until this very moment, this very day, even…if you asked me about money matters I would have told you: “Go ask someone else…I’m very bad at money.” And it would have been true. I have been bad at money my whole life. From the day I opened a Star Wars credit card when IContinue reading “Money Matters: How I got to Paris”

Star Wars Book Camp: Week 2

Week 2 of Star Wars Boot Camp has begun! But before I give you a sneak peek into how Week 2 is going, let’s review Week 1, shall we! Week 1 of Star Wars Boot Camp was all about the Dark Side, but specifically: Anakin Skywalker. Jedi Padawan and Dark Apprentice. The boy walks theContinue reading “Star Wars Book Camp: Week 2”

Star Wars Boot Camp Redo

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men…amiright? The day I decided to start my brand new Boot Camp series was the day that we found out our friend Wally had died. After attempting to keep on keeping on despite the mounting grief washing through my soul, I finally came to the point whereContinue reading “Star Wars Boot Camp Redo”

I Know the Power of the Dark Side

I gotta tell you, after the news of not one, but three shootings in the last 2 months, as well as (and more emotionally jarring for me) the murder of a friend, I understand the power of the Dark Side. I understand the temptation to lean into that power and the strength that comes fromContinue reading “I Know the Power of the Dark Side”

Star Wars Boot Camp

Well, once again I’m standing at the start of a workout series. The last one was very successful. I felt good, I felt fit and then life interjected and while I haven’t completely regressed, I have not been at the level of fitness I’d like to be. The kind of level that energizes me. TheContinue reading “Star Wars Boot Camp”

Thrift Store Cosplay Day 28

Day 28: JEM from JEM and the Holograms Out of all the characters I’ve chosen to cosplay this month, JEM is the one who is nearest and dearest to my heart. I used to watch the cartoon when I was a kid and dream of the day I could have pink hair and be aContinue reading “Thrift Store Cosplay Day 28”